Species identification of some Castanopsis (D.Don) Spach (Fagaceae) species from Northern Thailand using wood characteristics

  • Phutsadee Phromprasit Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
  • Srunya Vajrodaya Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
  • Prasart Kermanee Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand
Keywords: Wood characteristics, Castanopsis, Fagaceae

Abstract

The anatomical characters of the wood of seven species of the genus Castanopsis (D.Don) Spach (Fagaceae) from northern Thailand were investigated. The specimens were sectioned using a sliding microtome. Tissue maceration was also performed using Franklin’s solution. The samples of wood sections and macerated cells were observed under a light microscope and under scanning electron microscope. The wood anatomical data including presence of broad rays, vessel arrangement, presence of growth rings, occurrence of tyloses, shape of vessel-ray pits, and occurrence of prismatic crystals are helpful for identification of the species. From this study, a key to species based on wood anatomical characters was constructed.

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Published
2016-11-23
How to Cite
Phromprasit, P., Vajrodaya, S., & Kermanee, P. (2016). Species identification of some Castanopsis (D.Don) Spach (Fagaceae) species from Northern Thailand using wood characteristics. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 44(2), 88-100. https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2016.44.2.01
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